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Fooling Around with Counterfeits: Don’t

Fooling Around with Counterfeits: Don’t

The Electrical Safety Foundation International has released its 2011 Holiday Safety Toolkit, and it deserves your attention.  In addition to valuable information about cooking safely, decorating safely, and heating your home safely, there are tips for purchasing safely including the importance of consumer attentiveness to the presence of counterfeit electrical products that are in the marketplace.  The credibility of this warning is highlighted by the fact that similar warnings are voiced Read more [...]
ACTA-tion on Trade

ACTA-tion on Trade

Tomorrow (Oct. 1) in Japan representatives from several governments, including the U.S., are expected to put pen to paper and formally sign an international agreement to combat theft of intellectual property rights. As NEMA has pointed out repeatedly, product counterfeiting as well as trade- and certification-mark piracy are not just an issue for movies and handbags but also for some sectors of the global electroindustry. These can also present safety issues, as explained by the Electrical Safety Read more [...]
Not Just Handbags and Watches…Counterfeits Kill

Not Just Handbags and Watches…Counterfeits Kill

While the NEMA Signaling, Protection and Communication Section (03SB) was meeting in Seattle last week and discussing the latest research, codes, regulations and legislation impacting smoke/fire and carbon monoxide detection, a story broke in Atlanta that is downright scary: thousands of counterfeit smoke alarms were installed in Atlanta homes by the city's fire department. CBS Atlanta broke the story last Wednesday, citing an investigation that found that over 18,000 counterfeit Read more [...]